The non-profit organisation promotes the development of Chinese contemporary art in Greater China. The foundation, created by Adrian Cheng in 2010 opens exhibition spaces in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The organisation established a residency program in Wuhan, with studios to incubate young contemporary Chinese artists and curators. The art village provides a platform for artists dedicated to their art and yet do not have the financial means to support themselves.
Born in Hong Kong, Adrian Cheng has been ranked among the ArtReview2014 Power 100 list as one of the contemporary art world’s most influential figures. Today, he is a Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and member of the Interim Acquisition and Museum Committee, as well as a Board Director of the National Museum of China Foundation.
His foundation often collaborates with prestigious institutions such as Centre Pompidou, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Serpentine Galleries in London which occasionally showcase artworks from Chinese artists. Among others, KAF organized with the Musée Marmottan Monet, the first ever exhibition of Claude Monet in mainland China.